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“The premier spy novelist of his time. Perhaps of all time.”—Time
“A rattling good novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“John le Carré is the great master of the spy story…the constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing.”—Financial Times
“Stunning.”—Wall Street Journal
— Praise for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John Le Carre's internationally famous hero, British Secret Service Agent George Smiley, has a world-class problem. He has discovered a mole--a Soviet double agent who has managed to burrow his way up to the highest level of British Intelligence. Under the direction of Karla, Smiley's equivelent in the Soviet Union, the agent has already blown some of the most vital secret operations and most productive networks. Now-how can Smiley use a lifetime's worth of espionage skills to ferret out a spy who posseses them as well?
"A stunning story of espionage."--The Wall Street Journal.
"Le Carre is simply the world's greatest fictional spymaster."--Newsweek --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
One of the best spy novels I have ever read. One is left to wonder whether the villainous double agent is based on the real-life scoundrel and traitor, Kim Philby, who spent over... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Don G. Schley
I am lucky enough to have all three books of the Karla Trilogy on audio, read by Frederick Davidson (aka David Case). Read morePublished 1 day ago by CMcNeal
Just revisited this wonderful book and it is as entertaining, beautifully crafted, plotted etc as the first time I read it. Characters live and breathePublished 12 days ago by Susan K Taylor
We got this because my husband read the book. I saw this series when it first came out and was wondering what was going on even then. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Sonia Heijne
Vintage Le Carre. Many people were introduced to the author by the BBC production of the novel, much better than the movie adaptation.Published 22 days ago by Amateur curmudgeon
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! I understand some people were frustrated at what they considered a slow pace. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Bob in Richmond
While the author is very articulate, he tends to be over descriptive and I found myself lost in the verbiage to the point that it was difficult to follow the story line. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Milo T. Spaulding
This was my first John Le Carre book. Now i am addicted to his writing style.Published 1 month ago by Mr. E.